Performance Driving Experience
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Performance Driving Experience


You are finally taking that step to come out to a Performance Driving School at a race track and see what it is all about with Performance Driving Experience (PDE). If this is your first time on the track, we want to help you get ready for your first event so please read.

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Performance Driving Course


We visit 7 race tracks in 4 States. Alabama, Florida, Georgia & Virginia. The race tracks include: Atlanta Motorsports Park, Barber Motorsports Park, Daytona International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Roebling Road Raceway, Sebring International Raceway & Virginia International Raceway.

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Performance Driving Class


Photos and videos submitted to us by the drivers are often posted here for everyone to see and enjoy. Good place to visit if you have never been to a track and would like to see it from inside a car.

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Performance Driving Experience “PDE” is owned and operated by Dave Auer formerly of Hooked on Driving. For the last six years he has been doing HPDE High Performance Driving events at Road Atlanta, Roebling Road Raceway, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Barber Motorsports Park and Virginia International Raceway. Dave started his racing career in the Skip Barber Series in Formula Fords, then onto F2000 in Canada and currently competing in Spec Racer Fords at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Daytona International Speedway. He has been involved in motorsports racing activities since 1984 and has been on the podium numerous times. He enjoys sharing his passion for teaching drivers how to drive a race track along with being safe and having fun with No wheel to wheel racing. Knowing the needs and wants of drivers is key to having a successful operation. It may be a onetime event on one’s bucket list, enjoying time after time the joy of being on a race track, to those that may want to pursue racing or to test and tune. PDE provides the platform with a primary focus on providing high performance driving School / Course in a controlled environment of a race course – with NO competition or training for competition.


Thanks Dave for putting such a great event together yesterday at AMP (Atlanta Motorsports Park)!
I was very pleased with the number of sessions, run groups, the number and quality of participants. All drivers were very respectful of each other. I had driven with other groups and yours stands out in my personal experience.

I felt that you really give more real seat time, and your skill to translate to we participants was outstanding in the ground school sessions. The in car coaching was fantastic and after driving, the feedback and riding in his car were big eye openers. I signed up as novice where I drove my RX8 and Jose was my instructor. He pointed out many flaws that we were able to work on during the day.

I am looking forward to driving with PDE again.

Roberto C.

I’d like to give a big Thank You to Dave Auer and staff at Performance Driving Experience for an awesome experience I had at Virginia International Raceway yesterday. Dave and all the Instructors and staff are true professionals and I recommend to anyone that wants to go to a track near you and learn about your car and just enjoy some “spirited” driving in your performance car to sign up with them and just go for it! It’s definitely worth the time and money to experience this. Thanks again Dave

Kenny G

5 Star ! Just finished a day at Atlanta Motorsport Park – what a GREAT event! I had more track time than any previous DE I’ve ever attended. Well organized; Dan did a great job in Dave’s absence. Semper Gumby!

Bruce S